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Stairlift service extended

30th October 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

A service that provides vital home improvements to thousands of individuals in Staffordshire is being extended to six additional districts.

The service provides such independence aids as seated stairlifts, grab rails and level access walk in showers to those who need aid and are on a low income in the area. The service, which is known as The Revival Service, is run by Staffordshire Access Group and looks to make life more accessible to older homeowners, disabled people and residents on a low income.

Vital home improvements

The service is said to be providing vital home improvements to up to 3,000 individual households in the county of Stafford. After an agreement with Staffordshire County Council, this service is now being extended to six additional districts within the county, including Stafford, and will benefit thousands of elderly and mobility restricted residents in need.

Among The Revival Service’s package features include:

  • Low-cost handyman
  • Home from hospital
  • Decorating and gardening
  • Affordable loans for home improvements
  • Adaptations
  • Repairs management
  • Floating support (wellbeing and tenancy support in your own home)
  • Falls prevention checks and safety measures
  • Fire prevention checks
  • Befriending service

Through providing a range of property repairs, adaptions and wellbeing services to older and vulnerable residents of North Staffordshire, it is hoped that many more residents will be able to stay independent and carry on living in their own homes for longer.

As a part of their home adaptions service, the Revival Home Improvement Agency will arrange for an NHS occupational therapist to come to the individual’s house and assess their situation to see what aids or improvements could be best made to their house. They then arrange for a contractor from their very own approved panel to come and carry out the work once the resident has agreed to the work.

As a result of the consultation with Staffordshire County Council it is hoped that this helpful service will restore the independence of countless individuals across the Staffordshire area.

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